Rita Henley Jensen is Founder and Editor in Chief of award-winning nonprofit news service Women's eNews (www.womensenews.org ) and its sister site Arabic Women’s eNews (www.awomensenews.org ). A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Jensen has won an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Alicia Patterson fellowship, and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Women's eNews is a daily, online, nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women which has won over 35 journalism awards. Rita Henley Jensen was named in the new National Association of Female Executives Women of Excellence awards in the Social Media Star category for a woman who has harnessed social media to help women connect and thrive. Women’s eNews has been credited with connecting the world with stories the mainstream misses.